Penang International Airport
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Assemble at airport for your long haul flight to the capital of Finland – Helsinki.
Helsinki half day city tour: Visit Senate Square, White Cathedral. Continue to Market’s Square, the coastal streets of Helsinki. Photo stop at Sibelius Monument – created by Eila Hiltunen in honor of composer, Jean Sibelius and Temppeliaukion Church which constructed out of solid rock.
Today early morning depart to airport for your domestic flight to Ivalo. Upon arrival in Ivalo – Finland Northernmost airport. cross the border and transfer to Norway – Kirkenes. With our very experience guide, we will go on a snowmobile safari to the Siberian taiga forest in the Pasvik Valley. As we hunt the northern lights, we will also have an opportunity to see how a King Crab served in the Norwegian way with Mustard and wine.
After breakfast, make a photo stop by the Russian Border – the closest we can be to Russian without visa. Transfer to Reindeer Farm in the late afternoon. Our wonderful Sami guide will teach you about all the characteristic of their reindeers. Hans on experience to feed the reindeers. Ride the traditional Reindeers Sledge (400m) and be rewarded with a Reindeer soup served the Sami cultural way. Tonight we will hunt the northern light with a short walk together with your tour manager.
After breakfast, visit to Santa Claus Village where you have an opportunity to post a postcard from the Main Post Office. All postcards sent from there will get a special Arctic Circle Stamp on them. Collect an Arctic Circle Certificate with your name and date to prove you have crossed the Arctic Circle. Photo opportunity with Santa Claus (Own Expenses). Visit to an authentic Horse Farm. Ride a traditional horse sledge (400m) – pulled by instructor and understand the life and habits of an Irish Cob. Tonight we will hunt the Northern Lights with a walk together with your tour manager.
Excursion to the Ranua Wildlife Park (World’s Northern Most Zoo), which consist of approximately 50 wild animal species and 200 individuals. You will have chance to be in close contact with the various Nordic and Arctic animals like bears, reindeer, wolves, gluttons, lynxes, moose, birds, and Finland polar bear. A ranger will guide you and explain to you with in-depth knowledge of the different Arctic animal. Husky Dog Farm (2 hrs activity) – meeting the dogs and have a closer look at them. The guide tells you about their life habits and particular features of the husky dogs. The culmination of the tour is a ride in a dog sledge. Northern Lights hunting on own.
Cross the border to Sweeden and to Abisko. Due to its location in a low precipitation mirco-climate Abisko has more clear nights than virtually any other of the destinations and is the top destinations for catching the Northern Lights. Tonight we will hunt the Northern Lights with a walk together with your tour manager.
Board the Arctic Circle Train to Narvik – Europe most Norther Train Station. The train line was initially opened to carry iron ore from Kiruna to Narvik and is widely used by the locals and tourist (Departure time varies with availability and train schedule). Board a Gondola (Cable Car) up to Narvik fjellet. *Timing varies, we will board either at 1500 or 1700 depending on the operations hours.* Tonight we will hunt the Northern Lights with your tour manager.
A very scenic drive through various fjords bring us to the largest city of Northern Norway. Tromso is widely regarded as the home of Northern Lights with frequent sightings. Some free time to grab some last minutes souvenir. Photo stop at Arctic Cathedral. Tonight we will hunt the Northern Lights with a walk together with your tour manager (Alternatively you may wish to top up for a 5 hours coach for enhanced opportunity to catch the Northern Lights).
Domestic flight to Helsinki. *Do note that there is no direct flight to Helsinki and may transit 1 – 2 times.*
Free at leisure till transfer to the airport for your return flight. Opportunity for you to join a full day excursion to Tallinn with lunch subject to your flight departure time (Own Expenses).
Arrive home with sweet memories.